SMEs 'struggling to access finance'

Oct 17, 2023

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are struggling to access finance and working capital, according to a report published by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).


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Our phone lines are temporarily down

Oct 16, 2023

Apologies, we are currently experiencing some technical issues with our telephone lines which means we are unable to receive and make phone calls.

We hope that the issue will be resolved shortly.…

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Less than 1% of small firms receiving net zero help

Oct 13, 2023

Less than 1% of small firms have benefitted from key local support schemes across England on net zero, according to research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and Warwick Business School.


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National Living Wage to rise from April 2024

Oct 11, 2023

The National Living Wage (NLW) will rise to at least £11 an hour from April 2024, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has confirmed.

The Chancellor confirmed the increase in a speech to the Conservative…

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Firms looking to Autumn Statement for help with rising operating costs

Oct 04, 2023

Small firms will look to the upcoming Autumn Statement for signs that the government understands their operating concerns, says the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

The business group said…

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Interest rates held as inflation falls

Oct 02, 2023

The UK's base rate of interest was held at 5.25% in September as the rate of inflation fell to 6.7% in the year to August 2023.

The fall in the rate of inflation surprised economists, who expected…

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Armstrongs fundraising for Zoe's Place

Sep 28, 2023

Over the summer, Armstrongs took part in the UK Corporate Games and used the competition as an opportunity to raise money for local charity Zoe's Place Baby Hospice in Coventry.

Last week, Armstrongs…

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Government slow to recover over £1 billion Covid grant fraud

Sep 26, 2023

The government has been slow to recover losses of £1.1 billion from fraud and error in Covid grant schemes, according to MPs in the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

The latest PAC report found…

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Armstrongs support team members fundraising

Sep 25, 2023

The last few months have been busy at Armstrongs in terms of supporting good causes.

We supported our team member Imogen when she took part in the Race for Life - Pretty Muddy 5k run.

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